Monday, December 28, 2009

2009 Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race - VII

150NM to go.

Leaders (3x) have picked up local winds and are romping down coast of Tassie at 16-22 knots. Rest of fleet are 110M back doing barely 9 knots. Alfa Romeo has almost 30NM lead on other two.

High risk game for last leg up the Derwent River once they round Cape Tasman - the Derwent typically goes flat overnight as any wind dies. Yachts even travel backwards here. The leaders of the main bunch are likely to still be transiting there tomorrow, whilst the top 3 will hopefully be safely ashore late this arvo on the turps.

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